Performance on Amazon's EC2 Shines in Benchmarks

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It may sound like a shirt size, but Amazon’s new EC2 instance for HPC, called “tacc.4xlarge,”  is performing well in benchmarks written up by Cloud Harmony this week.

The new EC2 cluster compute instance type is an excellent performing cloud server. Performance exceeded that of most of the “bare metal” cloud servers we benchmarked previously. Combined with 10 Gbps non-blocking clustering capabilities, and on-demand deployment & hourly billing, this new instance type provides exceptional value and capabilities for HPC applications.”